Restaurant Review – Goldberry Bar & Kitchen

This review is from a meal we had at The Goldberry Bar & Kitchen, on Bank Street, Kilmarnock on Wednesday 3rd November 2021. Enjoy!

Starters –
Sweet Potato Soup

Tom: So the Sweet Potato Soup was so tasty, it was creamy and savoury and had a subtle depth and sweetness that was so delectable. I love sweet potato and coconut seperately, and I love how they combine in flavour to make something thats warm, filling and delicious while also being a little bit different. I think what I liked most was that it started off good but with each spoonful the flavour builds and it gets even better. Also there is a subtle spice blended in which adds to the whole thing. Now usually Lentil Soup is my go to whenever I order soup but this is wonderful and I’ll be sure to get it again in the future.

Breaded Mushrooms
Tori: The outside was nice and crisp and the mushrooms weren’t overly dry, so they balanced each other out really well. They were very tasty, I unfortunately didn’t realise that they weren’t garlic mushrooms but these delicious breaded mushrooms shouldn’t be held accountable for me not reading the menu properly. They were really nice, and the salad added to the whole thing, it was fresh, and had a nice mix of items, with a dressing that was pleasing and just a little tart.

Mains –
Fish and Chips

Tom: The fish was excellent, battered which I prefer over breading, and it’s not too greasy. Something I really liked was that the fish wasn’t just a neutral flavour influenced by things around it like the batter or the salt instead it has it’s own flavour to it. The chips were nice and thickly cut, and the veggies were fresh and tasty. Overall the full thing was fresh and flavourful and a great meal.

Cajun Pizza (with a side of Tomato & Basil Soup)
Tori: The pizza is very good. It has a solid base that’s nice, crispy and thin. The flavour of the sauce isn’t overly tart and it doesn’t rely too heavily on herbs for flavour, it’s just tasty and blends well with the cheese. Speaking of which the blend of cheeses was also great, it gave the whole thing a rich, creaminess and savouriness. Overall a good pizza. In addition to the pizza I had a side soup, I picked Tomato and Basil, which was very tart and tangy and lovely. I dipped the pizza in the soup and it improved both even more so. I suggest you do the same.

Staff/Service –
So we were greeted as soon as we entered and were quickly seated at a table of our preference. We didn’t have to wait long to be served or to get food. It was a nice environment that blended an upscale resturant with a classic family owned pub. It was a comfortable enviroment with a decent space. They also have a nice River Terrace seating area, which we unfortunately couldn’t check out due to the inclement weather but have been assured it’s lovely, and we plan to check it when the weather picks up.

You can find the Goldberry Bar & Kitchen on Facebook and Instagram, so make sure and give them a follow. You can also find them via their website by clicking here. This review was written by Tom Neil and Tori Anderson so click on one of those links to check out more from those authors.

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